Low rattling: A predictive principle for self-organization in active collectives

  title={Low rattling: A predictive principle for self-organization in active collectives},
  author={Pavel Chvykov and Thomas A. Berrueta and Akash Vardhan and William Savoie and Alexander Samland and Todd D. Murphey and Kurt Wiesenfeld and Daniel I. Goldman and Jeremy L. England},
  pages={90 - 95}
Shake, rattle, and help each other along In classical statistical mechanics, the deterministic dynamics of a many-body system are replaced by a probabilistic description. Chvykov et al. work toward a similar description for the nonequilibrium self-organization of collectives of active particles. In these systems, continuously input energy drives localized fluctuations, but larger-scale ordering can emerge, such as in the flight of a flock of birds. A key concept in their theory is the… 
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